Opening morning of Minnesota's gun deer season started off well for me. Within the first hour I was watching a nice 8 pointer chase a doe. With the action heating up my dad and I decided we would sit all day, as he was seeing several bucks too. At 12:30 I watched a forkhorn pass by and soon after, a two and half year old went by chasing a doe. At 3:30 I heard another buck chasing a doe but never got a look at him. At sunset I heard a bunch of crashing coming down the sidehill. Eventually a basket eight comes through chasing a doe and two fawns.
Sunday morning was a little slow for me. All I saw was a doe. My dad, on the other hand, shot a 17" wide 8 pointer (pictured) that was chasing a couple fawns. That afternoon, not long after getting into my stand I see a 9 pointer (also pictured) making its way toward me. I recognize him right away from several trail camera photos. He proceeds to rub up a cedar tree 40 yards down the hill for a few minutes. He returned an hour later and passed by 20 yards up the hill from me.
Monday found me in stand again all day. Within the first 15 minutes of shooting light I had a 130" 8 pointer broadside at 40 yards. He was the same buck I saw opening morning. I saw a few more does later in the morning and forkhorn again at mid day. At about 2:30 I hear movement and eventually see a deer a 100 yards away with a lot of white above his head. At quitting time, I climbed out of my stand to the sound of grunting and chasing.